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Ahoy! My name is Den. I am a founder and one of the skippers in Sailing with Friends. My passion for boats started a long time ago, my family used to build and navigate motorboats for several generations. But only after moving to Amsterdam I discover an amazing world of sailing. Since then my heart belongs to the sea and sails.

Together with friends, we have built our community of sailing enthusiast first by sailing in Dutch waters and then expanding to sail trips all over the world. Our routes go both ways, North and South. Going North helps us to master sailing skills and admire the beauty of the northern seas. Netherlands, Norway, Svalbard and then reaching our ultimate goal – sailing to Antarctica.

Going South is all about chill and enjoyment of all benefits of hot climate: swimming, sun tanning, snorkeling, diving, eating out and enjoying cocktails on the beach. My personal favorite summer destination is Thailand, it has it all. Mediterranean and Caribbeans are another examples of great summer destinations and we keep looking for new locations to sail. 

Why sail with us ?


Chilled adventure

Sailing style

Sailing together is a great way to meet new interesting people and make new friends. Most of us are expats located in Amsterdam who share a love for the sea and traveling.

We believe that balance is a key here and we keep our trips diverse. Our trips are a combination of sailing and exploration of the islands, diving, kayaking, and other activities.  

We prefer easy sailing adventures that will be interesting for both experienced and first time sailors. As a crew, you are going to be involved in navigating and managing yacht and learn how to sail.

Accomplished trips

Read more about us and our adventures in day by day travel logs

Second visit to Seychelles

Our trip starts, as usual, at Amsterdam Airport, where we meet before our flight and have a nice drink together. We are a small group this time, […]

Ionian, Greece

Day One: The adventure began with a road trip from North Macedonia to Greece, passing through Albania. It took us around six hours to reach our home […]

Second visit to Koh Chang

Preparation: Months of planning and pre-booking everything, including a boat, accommodation, transportation, and activities, was easy. The hard part was getting a permit to enter Thailand this […]


Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, is a true paradise for those seeking adventure and relaxation. From crystal clear waters and white sandy […]

Ibiza, Spain

We arrive at Majorca one week in advance this time to work remotely during the day and chill in the evening, we chose Port de Soler as […]

Greece, 3 weeks at sea

This is the second trip during Corona times and this one is way different from our classic trips. We are going to sail in Greece for three […]

Menorca, Spain

Sorry, this log will be mostly text, all photos from DSLR were lost due to my laptop malfunction, only a couple of photos from the drone and […]

Second visit to Andaman Sea

Day one  We depart on Friday evening with a direct overnight flight from Amsterdam to Bangkok to arrive in Thailand next morning. Upon arrival you can clearly […]

British Virgin Islands

Day one  To escape the cold and rainy autumn in Amsterdam we decide to pay a second visit to the Caribbean, this time we’re going to British […]

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day one  This adventure starts really early, I wake up at half-past four in the morning and head to the airport. A big part of our crew […]

Lofoten, Norway

Our first sailing experience above an arctic circle. Hiking, fishing and a lot of sailing under the midnight sun.

Cyclades, Greece

Visit famous Greek archipelago Cyclades and sail through Meltemi winds with the biggest flotilla we have so far.

Koh Chang, Thailand

Best destination for chill and easy sailing. Amazing nature and food. Thailand is a place to return.

Aeolian islands, Italy

Our trip started with disturbing news, a storm was coming to the Lipari Islands. Wind up to 48 knots and big waves.


Cuba – my love. Challenging and amazing trip to Liberty Island. Storms, salsa, rum, cigars, and retro cars

24 hour race, Netherlands

Race with us in 24 Uurs Zeilrace, a sailing regatta that takes place every summer in the Netherlands.

Fjords, Norway

Together with our crew hike to the Trolltunga, catch a fish for dinner and swim in the cold cold water of fjords.

Oerol Festival, Netherlands

Sail with us to the Dutch island of Terschelling in the North Sea to attend theatre and musical festival Oerol.

Andaman Sea, Thailand

The first and the craziest trip. Not everything went according to the plan but we have had tons of fun.